KU, SSUET & BIEK examination schedules
New examination schedules due to Karachi voilence
Karachi, Dec 03:
University of Karachi
The viva-voce of the LL.M Final Examination 2008 will be
conducted from December 13 to 24. This was announced by the Controller of
Examination of Karachi University on Tuesday.
The Viva exam would be
conducted at the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Government Islamia
Law College Karachi.
SSUET revised exam schedule
The ongoing examinations at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will
resume on December 3 as per schedule, the Registrar, SSUET, announced on
Meanwhile the SSUET's Controller of Examination announced that
the December 2 and 3 postponed papers would be held on December 5 and 6
HSC Part-I new deadline
There has been an extension in date for submission of pay order for the HSC Part-I Annual Examinations 2009 for
This was announced by the Controller of Examinations of the
Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) on Tuesday.
He said that
owing to the prevailing situation, the date for submission of pay order had been
extended from December 1 to 6.
Now the pay order can be prepared on or
before December 6 and the forms and fee will be deposited at the BIEK on
December 12 and 13.
The remaining schedule for submission of examination
forms in colleges by the students will remain unchanged, it was further pointed
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Urdu moot airs complaints about critics
Karachi: A gathering of intellectuals, critics, writers, and poets at a
day-long international Urdu Seminar on "Modern Urdu Criticism: Problems and
Debates" held at the Arts auditorium of the University of Karachi (KU) on
Monday, lashed out at the contemporary critics who had abandoned their
professional integrity to praise the writings that were unworthy and unfit for
Renowned critic of Urdu Language and Literature Dr
Gopi Chand Narang reminded students and teachers of KU that the educational
institutions were 'Temples of Learning' and was pleased that he was able to
communicate with them in such a literary environment. "Literature is a game that
is played with language, words and their meanings. It is a triangle that allows
the reader to enjoy the creation of a poet or a writer. Creative writing, when
it reaches the readers, becomes their property and readers are free to interpret
it in any way they want", he said in his keynote address.
to the work of Mirza Ghalib, saying that two-thirds of his work that he had
rejected himself and removed from his Diwan (poetic collection) was scooped by
lovers of his poetry after half-a-century. It showed that the readers were the
ones who read, grasped, and admired the beauty of poetry or prose. "The words
are the transporters that take the readers to the world of joy and intrinsic
beauty where the world becomes a part of the poetry and vice versa for the
readers. Ghalib had himself once said that poetry was not rhyming season alone.
It should have words that portray meanings - unique to the poet or a writer".
Narang had the view that today Urdu Literature was looking for the
reader who could understand and enjoy the aesthetic beauty of the creative
writing and a critic who had the depth enough to understand and criticise it
with best of the knowledge and best of the intentions.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Pirzada Qasim, welcomed the guests at the university and
termed it "a breeze in the spring" though in actuality it was winter in the
city. He considered a critic more important than the creator of the literary
pieces and the readers.
Critic and intellectual Muhammad Ali Siddiqui
asserted that Modernity in Urdu Literature was still alive and kicking and
quoted David Leone - a critic that "Death of Modernity is Post- Modernism"
implying that the former was intact and ideology was still not a dead
He pointed to the work of T.S. Elliott and Ezra Pound who believed
in literary ideology and had no praise or use of 'deconstruction'. He criticised
female writers for writing about feminism in masculine terms. His assertion was
later vehemently criticised by two feminists among the audience.
Sahar Ansari while speaking on, "Inclination of the Urdu Criticism: Action and
Reaction", admitted that the critics could not have a uniform opinion about the
same literary work. The Urdu criticism had the beginning in 1880 with Maulana
Muhammad Hussain Azad and the milestone reached in the persons of Imdad Imam
Asar, Shibli Naumani and modern criticism by Deputy Nazir Ahmed and Maulana
Rashid-ul-Khairi. He wondered how the critics were defining the 'Romanticism'
that could be defined in thousands of ways but the only definition could be 'To
attain the unattainable'. The same was with the 'Feminism'- a word that had
different connotations and different definitions.
Dr Ali Ahmed Fatemi who
teaches at Allahabad University, India, described modern criticism of literature
as a useless tool that had no relation to creative writing. "Criticism is a
social process as the literary creation. It does not accept 'knowledge for the
sake of knowledge' and/or literature for the sake of literature. Dishonesty is
ruining the new creativity in Urdu Literature", he warned.
Jalibi, a renowned critic and former Vice-Chancellor of KU, indicated that
critique and creation were an integral part of Urdu Literature.
admitted that dishonest criticism had allowed the second and third-rated writers
and poets to rub shoulders with giants. He accused the contemporary critics of
not performing their duties honestly and harming the standard and intricate
mosaic of Urdu Literature.
Earlier, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Chairman of Urdu
Department welcomed the participants from home and abroad and hoped that this
process would continue to enrich the language that was becoming an "alien in its
own country". The News
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